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RVBarry

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I shot an email to the Switch-Pro folks. They confirmed that the unit is able to control the Hi/Low function of the Baja LP9 Pros. However, the 9100 don't have multiple position switches you’ll need to put the high and low beams on separate switches. It seems like that *could* cause an issue if you forget to turn one switch off before turning the other on.
Hi,
Switch A turns on the power to the light (low) via a SPDT relay (which is 'off').
Switch B flips the relay to 'high' output.
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Switch A would be at the bottom before 'T'.
Switch B would be at far left on +12V.

What kind of relays do the lights come with?

It's also possible there's only one LED driver in each light, and that it's smart enough to deal with both signals on at once. Ask BD?
 
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Hodakaguy

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I went back and looked at your use of powerlet. good info. but i could not find how you are anchoring fridge. if its back there, just tell me and i will keep looking :)
Good eye, I actually haven't built the hold down for the fridge yet....I know not the safest way to travel. I'll be making that in the near future though.

Hodakaguy
 

Hodakaguy

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I shot an email to the Switch-Pro folks. They confirmed that the unit is able to control the Hi/Low function of the Baja LP9 Pros. However, the 9100 don't have multiple position switches you’ll need to put the high and low beams on separate switches. It seems like that *could* cause an issue if you forget to turn one switch off before turning the other on.
I was going to suggest installing a relay to handle this but RvBarry beat me to it....Thanks Barry. You will want to make sure that both power sources cannot be engaged at the same time or it will damage the light, there is a warning in the BD paperwork about that.

Hodakaguy
 
I was going to suggest installing a relay to handle this but RvBarry beat me to it....Thanks Barry. You will want to make sure that both power sources cannot be engaged at the same time or it will damage the light, there is a warning in the BD paperwork about that.

Hodakaguy
I got another email from the Switch Pro team. They recommend using the single pole double throw section of the app to make it so when one switch is turned on it will turn off the other switch. Apparently, one can go into the SPDT section and simply choose the two switches being used with the SP9.
 

Hodakaguy

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I got another email from the Switch Pro team. They recommend using the single pole double throw section of the app to make it so when one switch is turned on it will turn off the other switch. Apparently, one can go into the SPDT section and simply choose the two switches being used with the SP9.
That's great to know that option exists....the Switch Pro is one sweet piece of kit!

Hodakaguy
 

w15p

2019 144 HR 4x4
Time to get started on the bed frame.

The whole family decided to take a day trip with me to get out of the house and pick up some telescoping aluminum tubing for the bed frame fabrication. I picked up enough for myself and Mike as he is going to fabricate a frame for his van as well.

Supplies loaded up in the van....Sweet!




Starting to lay out the bed frame, I'm using a sheet of wood as a Jig. Since the walls of the van are curved the bed frame will need to extend and contract to allow mounting in different positions depending on the height of the items your carrying below the bed. I like the way the Adventure Wagon MOAB bed uses a gas strut to lock the bed into the side rails so I decided to add a strut to mine as well. The strut should also prevent any rattles while driving by keeping the entire assembly under tension.

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Fabricating the mounts for the 20" x 20lb gas strut.



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Hodakaguy
Your bed frame is awesome (I know I'm a little late to the party).

I had a couple of questions on sourcing materials as I am looking to shamelessly copy you...
You look to have sourced the telescoping tubing locally. Whereabouts are you? I've called a couple places in the SF bay area and they all tell me to get it online, which I can - McMaster has 3/4" and 1, but I'd rather avoid the shipping cost if possible. What size tubing did you use? and what wall thickness, if you recall?

Also, do you have a source for the gas strut? I've looked at them several times and they all seem to have these cheesy ball-end joints instead of just a through-bolt connection like yours, or are stupid expensive and have like 500lbs of force (my google-foo is failing me)

Thanks! awesome build all around.
 

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